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Seasonal: Black_Eyed Susan "You Are My Sunshine" Painting on Wood
Monday, July 16, 2018
 
 
 
Date: Monday, July 16th
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
Fee: $30
 

Come join Munnell Run Farm as we welcome our newest instructor to the guest artisan series, Brandon Cowie. With a degree in fine arts from Edinboro and a lifelong interest in the arts, Brandon has a passion for art and his classes are full of creativity and fun!All materials will be provided.

 
Please pre-register and pre-pay by July 13th.  Make checks payable to: Munnell Run Farm, 24 Avalon Court, Suite 300, Mercer, PA 16137.
 
The program will take place in the Munnell Run Farm "Pig Barn" aka activity building.
 
 
General: "A Blast from the Past: A Look into the Animals that Used to Roam PA"
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
 
 
 Date: Tuesday, July 17th
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Location: Mercer Area Library
 

This presentation will go over a few game species that have disappeared from Pennsylvania’s forests. Some of these species have been brought back to the state through some interesting ways, and some are gone forever. We will go over the species natural histories, legends, and how they became extirpated.

 
Call the Mercer Library to register. 
 
 
 
Seasonal: Children's Summer Gardening Series
Thursday, July 26, 2018
 

General Description:

This summer series is designed to introduce children to the importance of gardening, with a special focus on vegetable gardening. The participants will get the opportunity to watch the Munnell Run Farm Heirloom Vegetable Garden grow. They will learn the value of hard work and the satisfaction of growing one’s own food. Each week they will get to work in the garden and watch it grow while learning a new topic of interest related to
agriculture. They will have the unique opportunity to visit a local farm that focuses on vegetable gardening as well as a wide array of other agricultural opportunities. The series will end with a picnic celebration, showcasing some of the vegetables the children helped grow.

Age for Series: 6 to 8 year olds

Fee for the Series: $5/ program

$20/ 5 programs *Must pre-register for entire series to get discounted price

*includes: local farm field trip, series picnic, series materials, hand-outs, and crafts

 

To Bring: Clothes you are not afraid to get dirty, boots, garden gloves, snack, water

Registration Requirements:

*You must complete a garden series registration form and return by  June 8th

~If you are registering for a single program, please pre-register by the Monday before the program.  

*include your program fee payment

 

~Make checks to: Munnell Run Farm 24 Avalon Court

Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137

 
 
Program Dates 

Note: All programs will start at 4:30 PM. They will begin in the Munnell Run Farm “Pig Barn” located at 753 Greenville Road, Mercer, PA 16137.

 

*Thursday, June 14th

~Topic: What Makes A Garden Grow? The necessities of plants


*Thursday, June 28th

~Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow? The daily needs of vegetable gardening


*Thursday, July 12th 4 PM to 7 PM

~Topic:Villa Maria Farm Visit 

*Please bring a disposable dinner to eat on the way down. 
 

*Thursday, July 26th

~Topic: The Importance of
Pollinators
Showcasing bees and butterflies


*Thursday, August 9th

~Topic: Garden Celebration Picnic


 
Seasonal: Watershed Explorer's Adventure Camp
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 3 PM
Dates: July 25th through the 27th

·    Ages: 10-15 years old

·    Cost: $125

o    This includes: water testing materials, lab equipment, camp hand-outs, graduation picnic supplies, commemorative t-shirt, transportation to off-site camp awards

 

·    Registration Deadline: Monday, July 9th

o    Note: Registration is not considered complete until the payment has been received. Be sure to put on the check the program and student name.

 

Registration form:   /uploads/Watershed Explorers Adventure Camp Description and Registration 2018.pdf

§ Make checks payable to: Mercer County Conservation District

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137

 

 
 
 
Camp Highlights
NOTE: ALL DAYS WILL BEGIN AND END AT MUNNELL RUN FARM IN MERCER, PA. DROP OFFS AND PICK-UPS WILL OCCUR.
*Wednesday, July 25th (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) Watersheds 101, PBC’s of Water Testing
Will be held off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park (Launch 1)
~Students will learn the: basics of watersheds, watershed mapping, role of plants in a watershed, water quality assessments 101, and in-stream macroinvertebrate assessment. Special emphasis will put on the importance of plants in a watershed.
~Note: Bring a lunch, book bag, snacks, 2 bottles of water, bug spray, sunblock, water boots/ shoes
~Wear long pants
*Thursday, July 26th (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) Forest Ecology 101, Plant ID 101, Hiking
Will be held off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park (Launch 2)
~Students will learn about forest ecology on an interactive hike with DCNR Forester Dave Cole. They will learn about basic tree ID and the role of forests in a watershed on this 2 ½ mile hike.
~Note: Bring a lunch, book bag, sack lunch, snacks, 2 bottles of water, bug spray, sunblock, long sleeve shirt
~Wear long pants and hiking boots
*Friday, July 27th (8:00 AM to 2:00 PM) Water Safety and Kayaking 101, Lake Ecology
Will be held off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park (Launch 3)
~Students will: learn how stream health and lake health are related, lake ecology 101, water safety 101, and kayaking 101.
~The camp will concluded with lunch at Munnell Run Farm and a camp graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony will take place at 1:30 PM and parents are encouraged to attend.
~Note: Bring a book bag, snacks, 2 bottles of water, sunblock, sun glasses, water shoes, an extra set of clothes.
~Wear clothes for kayaking

 

**We ask that parents fill out a permission slip and send it in with the payment for the camp. If your child is interested, please pre-register by Monday, July 2nd by calling us at: (724) 662-2242. Space is limited, so please pre-register.
 
General: Of Trout and Trees: The Wild Brook Trout of PA
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
Date: Tuesday, July 31st
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Location: Munnell Run Farm Pig Barn
 Pre-register by July 27th calling 724-662-2242
 

Come join the Mercer County Conservation District as we take a look at the natural history of the Brook Trout in Pennsylvania, along with its current status. Learn what makes a good wild Brook Trout stream. We will also explore the Eastern Hemlocks’ role in Brook Trout habitat, health, and conservation.

 
 
Seasonal: Children's Summer Gardening Series
Thursday, August 09, 2018
 

General Description:

This summer series is designed to introduce children to the importance of gardening, with a special focus on vegetable gardening. The participants will get the opportunity to watch the Munnell Run Farm Heirloom Vegetable Garden grow. They will learn the value of hard work and the satisfaction of growing one’s own food. Each week they will get to work in the garden and watch it grow while learning a new topic of interest related to
agriculture. They will have the unique opportunity to visit a local farm that focuses on vegetable gardening as well as a wide array of other agricultural opportunities. The series will end with a picnic celebration, showcasing some of the vegetables the children helped grow.

Age for Series: 6 to 8 year olds

Fee for the Series: $5/ program

$20/ 5 programs *Must pre-register for entire series to get discounted price

*includes: local farm field trip, series picnic, series materials, hand-outs, and crafts

 

To Bring: Clothes you are not afraid to get dirty, boots, garden gloves, snack, water

Registration Requirements:

*You must complete a garden series registration form and return by  June 8th

~If you are registering for a single program, please pre-register by the Monday before the program.  

*include your program fee payment

 

~Make checks to: Munnell Run Farm 24 Avalon Court

Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137

 
 
Program Dates 

Note: All programs will start at 4:30 PM. They will begin in the Munnell Run Farm “Pig Barn” located at 753 Greenville Road, Mercer, PA 16137.

 

*Thursday, June 14th

~Topic: What Makes A Garden Grow? The necessities of plants


*Thursday, June 28th

~Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow? The daily needs of vegetable gardening


*Thursday, July 12th 4 PM to 7 PM

~Topic:Villa Maria Farm Visit 

*Please bring a disposable dinner to eat on the way down. 
 

*Thursday, July 26th

~Topic: The Importance of
Pollinators
Showcasing bees and butterflies


*Thursday, August 9th

~Topic: Garden Celebration Picnic


 
Seasonal: 3D Archery Shoot
Saturday, August 11, 2018
 
 
Attention all compound, recurve, and longbow enthusiasts and archers: Have you been yearning for a way to tune in your bow skills, but can’t find anything but the target behind your house? Please join Munnell Run Farm Foundation and Mercer County Conservation District for their  annual 3D Archery Shoots this summer at Munnell Run Farm.


Saturday, August 11th 8 AM to 12:30 PM

The cost is $10/person and $5/child (12 and under).


Munnell Run Farm is located one and a half miles west of the Mercer County Courthouse on Route 58 W; look for the Munnell Run Farm sign. (To find us using an address in a gps, use: 753 greenville road, mercer, pa 16137). This will be held RAIN OR SHINE.
 
Compounds and primitive bows welcome.  Unfortunately, we do not have the targets to withstand crossbows.   
 
General: Sturgeon Moonlight Paddle with DCNR State Parks
Thursday, August 23, 2018
 
  
Come join the Mercer County Conservation District as they continue their series, “Get Outside, Come Alive”. This series is designed to highlight conservation and recreation throughout Mercer County and in the state of PA. This program will highlight the beauty of Maurice K. Goddard State Park via a moonlight kayaking program.  All equipment will be provided including: kayaks, paddles, and life vests. Please bring a snack and drink for on the water. All experience levels are welcome.

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Topic:Sturgeon Moon Moonlight Kayak
Date: Thursday, August 23rd
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Location: Launch 4 at Maurice K. Goddard State Park
Note: There is no fee for this program.
(Minimum age of 14 required).   
Pre-register by August 20th.  We have a limited number of boats so please pre-register quickly. Call 724-662-2242.
 

Note: If we have lightning and thunder the program will be cancelled.  We will keep you up to date and contact you if that occurs. 

 
 
Seasonal: "Get Outside, Come Alive" Series: A Park for Every Person
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
 
Topic:A Park for Every Person: A Look into DCNR State Parks
Date: Wednesday, September 5th
Time: 6- 7:30 PM
Location: Munnell Run Farm "Pig Barn"
Pre-register by August 31st by calling 724-662-2242
 

Come join the conservation district as it welcomes guest speaker, DCNR's Oil Creek State Park Environmental Education Specialist Chris Mosebach in a program that highlights our state park system. We will highlight many of the beautiful state parks around us and the recreational opportunities available. Don’t not miss this highly engaging and interactive guest speaker’s presentation.

 
 
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